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The United Way of Virginia's Eastern Shore envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.

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The United Way of Virginia's Eastern Shore is a local volunteer organization established in 1991 by business people and community leaders who recognized the need to have a local organization that would be dedicated to helping the people of Virginia's Eastern Shore including Accomack and Northampton Counties by organizing and helping to raise financial support from local businesses and individuals for a variety of local charities. The organizations that are funded by the United Way provide a wide range of services to our community. It is very likely that you or someone in your family has already benefited from services provided by the organizations that we fund.


Updates From Our Blog

Chincoteague Island Family YMCA receives funding

The United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore has selected the Chincoteague Island Family YMCA, a branch of the YMCA of the Chesapeake, Inc as a recipient of this year’s United Way Campaign Funds. Read more…

UWVES receives proceeds from buy back foal

  2019 Pony Penning.  The auction of foals took place on Thursday morning July 25th at 8 a.m. at the Carnival Grounds on Main Street, Chincoteague. “Proceeds from one of this year’s buy back foals will benefited  the United Way of the Eastern Shore”, according to Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company PR Officer Denise Bowden....

Avery Hall Insurance Group Supports UWVES

Avery Hall Insurance Group and The Selective Insurance Group Foundation joined forces to support the positive efforts of the United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore through a $1000 grant.  Read More…
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We thank you for your donations over the years. Your generosity impacts the quality of life of the residents of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. There is still much to be done and there are many ways to give.